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    because the expectations are being lowered each year, so schools are cranking out students who are not prepared for college or the real world
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    True dat. During my last college fling I tutored English and composition. It was depressing. Most of my clients should not have been graduated from high school.
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    @DARSB it is very sad. try holding a conversation with a high schooler - no eye contact, constantly checking smartphone, the phrase "whatever'..
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    @Rocker More like " this child should be held behind."

    We don't do these kids any favors by advancing them beyond their skills. In the long run, this doesn't help the country much, either.
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    @DARSB - I applied for and received a vo-tech teaching certificate on experience. I taught adult night classes and I have to say I much preferred the adult student to the school age, although in my night classes I had some of both. The focus is just different. I managed to pair the older with the younger and gave them a little taste of the real world. The schoolers were sharp, don't get me wrong. They just lacked the experience of application of what they knew.
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    Have them point out where Greece is, or how bout an easy one in there own country, like Utah.
    Now I have to admit, having Jr High and Sr High kids, sometimes I am amazed at what they don't know, but I am equally amazed often by what they do know.
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    Wouldn't it though? My nephew I'm ashamed to say, graduated high school and thought that Abraham Lincoln fought along side the nazi's to free the slaves during WWI or WWII maybe. He wasn't sure which one of those but it had to be one of them because that was before WWIII which was with the "communists" who had nothing to do with slavery and that one was won by either George Bush's father or some dude named Ronald Rumsfelds or something. After showing him how wrong he was as best I could ,I was called a jerk because I wouldn't at least give him credit for the "part he had right"... that Abe Lincoln was a president.This conversation actually took place in my home. I'm so glad that I have no children of my own and with any luck will be dead in twenty years or so at most. Apres moi le deluge!
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    @rkinsawjoe ... Now you see what happens when our kids are raised by the Village... You can bet many will be taught by the Village Idiots... But I bet your nephew can slide a condom on a banana in one smooth move and exactly where the local Democrat Campaign office is...
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    While a high school diploma really won't get you anywhere in today's world, I'm reminded of the time a guy said to me in a poker tournament "you're playing for second place". My response was "you have to be second to get first." This is good news and welcome news.
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    Who's to say if this is true or not.. we are all being fed lie after lie after lie.. at this point.. its probably a lie to make the ObamaNation (Abomination) look good in some way.. honestly.. I wont believe anything they say good about him from this point forward..or anything that could be remotely associated with his office and or staff.
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    Even though I cannot stand Obama, I do believe that his rise to Presidency has encouraged minorities to dream bigger than they have before.
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    because they are not taught anything worth while anymore, they hand out diplomas like hotcakes just to get fed dollars! at this point if you can even say your name, in English or espanol, you get a diploma,,,,these kids are dumb as dirt and will all pretty much fail and fall on the shoulders of the working class, just like oblamey wants!
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    Seems like keeping anyone over the age of 14 out of the labor market , policy , is working, the taxes paid for this are enormous. If you want to educate your children go ahead , why should others pay for your choices when teaching at home school via the huge internet is possible. Oh you don't want to pay and you don't want to stop working,to teach the child, now i understand: you want subsidy to free up your responsibility.
    Just joking, riiight. No children or parents were hurt in the typing of this.
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  • #46
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    Because the US Education System has been reduced to minimal requirements to pass and move on. Obama's July 26, 2012 executive order is going to make it even worse!
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    This is the one stimulus that I will credit to Obama. Screw the economy up bad enough and kids won't have any choice but to stay in school.
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    It's all about "No child left behind". As long as they stay in school, schools are forced to graduate them. If they do not they lose federal funds.
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    What they don't tell you is that the only requirement to graduate is to show up consistently. When colleges started requiring remedial reading and writing courses, high school went from teaching basics to glorified babysitting.
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    I blame Obama. This is a clear example of his socialist, totalitarian aggression. He must be stopped or everyone will be graduating.
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    Um teaching to the lowest common denominator....when I lived in NV, my kids sat in class waiting for the ESL kids to catch up....standards have dropped so this just means we are producing less qualified grads,
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